Temple is a city in the Blackland Prairie region of Texas that started as a railroad town back in 1882.

Get in


Amtrak serves Temple with its once-daily Texas Eagle service. The train runs between Chicago and San Antonio, continuing to Los Angeles three times per week. 1 Temple station is located at 315 W Avenue B.

Get around


By bus


Central Texas HOP is the local bus service.

  • 1 Miller Springs Nature Center, 1473 Farm-To-Market Rd 2271, Belton, +1 254 933-5412. Daily 8AM-8PM. Hike along the Leon River in the ravines here below Belton Lake.
  • Belton Lake - {6 mi (9.7 km) west of town. Fishing, swimming, water skiing
  • Temple High School Athletics- Friday night football
  • 1 Casa Ole Restaurant & Cantina, 3111 S 31st St # 3049 (In Temple Mall), +1 254 778-5399. Good Tex-Mex place well known for its chips and salsa.
  • 2 Cheeves Brothers Steak House, 14 E Avenue A, +1 254 742-2300. Good local steakhouse. Try the tenderloin and the Caesar salad.
  • 3 Dynasty Chinese Restaurant, 2501 Airport Rd, +1 254 778-4434. Features a better-than-average buffet.
  • 4 Pignetti's Italian Restaurant, 14 S 2nd St, +1 254 778-1269. Great Italian fare in a romantic atmosphere. Reservations accepted.
  • 5 Mee Mee's Thai, 2807 W Adams Ave, +1 254 231-3447. 11AM-8:30PM. Unassuming, family-run eatery offering a wide selection of familiar Thai dishes in a mellow setting. Has a full bar.




  • 1 Hilton Garden Inn Temple, 1749 Scott Blvd, +1 254 773-0200. High speed internet, jacuzzi, pool, and a restaurant on premises.
  • Super 8 by Wyndham Temple, 5505 S General Bruce Dr, +1 254-778-0962. Outdoor pool, waffle makers in breakfast area. $58 (Jan 2022).
  • Country Inn and Suites by Carlson, 1414 SW HK Dodgen Loop, +1 254 778-7600. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: noon. Free high-speed wireless internet, indoor heated pool, hot tub, free daily hot breakfast buffet, fitness center, and guest laundry.
  • Fairfield Inn, 1402 SW H K Dodgen Loop, +1 254 771-3030. Basic accommodations with free internet.
  • 2 La Quinta Inn & Suites Belton Texas Hotel, 229 West Loop 121, Belton, +1 254 939-2772, . La Quinta Inn & Suites offers pet and family friendly rooms, business amenities, meeting facilities, swimming pool and hot tub, and free breakfast.
  • America's Best Value Inn (ABVI), 915 north general bruce Dr, +1 254 771-3264. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: 11AM. Free high speed wireless internet access in all rooms and lobby area, free continental breakfast, all rooms are interior corridors, pet friendly, Kids under 12 stay free, expanded cable TV with over 80 channels including HBO, complimentary coffee brewed fresh daily. $35-$65.

Go next

  • Lake Belton is just west of town.
  • Miller Springs Natural Area, FM 2305 (off Texas Highway 36 north of town). The park is comprised of a wetland area created by the overflow of Lake Belton in 1992 and some areas of restored Blackland Prairie, including a mile-long handicap accessible boardwalk. Popular for hiking and nature photography.
Routes through Temple
DallasFort Worth  NE   SW  AustinSan Antonio
Dallas/Fort WorthWaco  N   S  GeorgetownAustin
El PasoHarker Heights  W   E  CameronBryan-College Station
AbileneCross Plains  N   S  CameronSealy

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